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Fubara did not support Tinubu in 2023, says Rivers APC chairman

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The caretaker committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of voting against President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.

Mr Okocha disclosed this during a protest organised by loyalists of former governor of the state, Nyesom Wike over alleged plan by Mr Fubara to demolish the House of Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt.

Mr Okocha also said the party will reject any attempt by the government to declare the seats of 27 lawmakers vacant.

He said: “This goes to show the world that Rivers people are united. We are one. The speaker had taken us round the premises and had given us the synopsis of what transpired when the governor in a Gestapo manner cane with thugs to harass the inhabitants here.

“27 lawmakers are members of our party and we owe them the responsibility to protect and defend them.

“At every twist and turn, the governor attempts to see how he can curry political patronage by claiming that he supports Mr. President. It is not true. It is a fluke.

“The world should know that they are not supporters of Mr. President. They want to lash on it to see whether they can continue to engage in their illegality.

“As chairman of APC, Rivers State, I have taken a look at the details of voting in the past election, and it is clear to me that the governor did not vote for Mr. President.”

Meanwhile, a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted Mr Fubara for directing members of the state assembly to meet at the Government House, saying the legislature is independent of the executive.

Mr Falana, who disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV on Sunday, said: “I would like to assume that the governor issued that executive order before the intervention of the High Court in Rivers State.

“The house is independent of the executive. So the governor cannot tell the house where to sit.”

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